US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Brasilia on January 1, 2019.

CPI & Hadash after US Statement: The Settlements are a War Crime

The Israeli Communist Party and the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality (Hadash) condemn US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement on Monday, November 18, that Israel’s settlements in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 do not contravene international law. This statement plainly reaffirms the US administration’s unequivocal support for the policy of the Netanyahu government…

MK Odeh: No FM Will Change the Fact — The Settlements Were Built on Occupied Palestinian Land

The American foreign minister, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, announced on Monday, November 18, that the US is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Pompeo renounced a 1978 State Department legal opinion, known as the Hansell Memorandum, that held that civilian settlements in the occupied territories are “inconsistent with international…

Palestinian fishermen along the coast of Gaza

Supreme Court Orders State to Return 65 Boats to Gaza Fishermen

Following the Supreme Court’s acceptance of a petition filed by three human rights organizations, Israeli authorities submitted last week a preliminary response in which they declared the state’s intention to return 65 fishing boats seized and confiscated from Gaza fishermen in the Strip’s territorial waters. Gisha – Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, Adalah –…

UN Officials Call for Immediate Halt to East Jerusalem Demolitions

The Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations in the Occupied Palestinian territories (OCHA), Jamie McGoldrick, called on Friday, May 3, for an immediate halt to the Israeli authorities’ destruction of Palestinian-owned property in occupied East Jerusalem. “Demolitions in East Jerusalem have increased at a staggering pace over the last month, leaving tens of Palestinians displaced…